The game began with wide-open words — exit, shute, veto — and moved onto screed, queer, hornet, puny. The game was mostly neck’n’neck, and then Asia played two triple word scores to pull ahead.
I made a play to come back with triple-word score fen. But, in the end, Asia finished with 243 to my 233.
A great win for the SCRABBLE novice. Asia scored her highest total yet, and we had just one tile left to play. Many words on the board were five- and six-letters long.
A rematch has been demanded for tomorrow.